DUBOIS – The latest guidelines for the treatment of heart and lung diseases as well as the management of conditions that impact the heart and lungs will be presented during the sixth annual Pulmonary and Cardiothoracic Conference hosted by Penn Highlands Healthcare.
The program will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Penn Stater Hotel in State College.
In addition to heart disease and lung disease, the conference will provide medical, nursing and ancillary staff with information related to cardiac surgery, genomics, obesity management, obstructive sleep apnea, COVID-19 and pharmacology.
The agenda also includes a special session on understanding and managing generational differences in healthcare.
Penn Highlands DuBois is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 8.0 AMA Physicians Recognition Award Category 1 Credits.™
In addition, Penn Highlands DuBois is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and will provide a certificate of completion for 8 contact hours which can be used for Pennsylvania state RN licensure renewal.
A registration fee of $100 per person includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. There is no charge for Penn Highlands Healthcare employees and affiliates.
The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
For a registration form or more information, visit www.phhealthcare.org/events.
Penn Highlands Healthcare was officially formed in 2011, and is comprised of eight hospitals – Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands Connellsville, Penn Highlands DuBois, Penn Highlands Elk, Penn Highlands Huntingdon, Penn Highlands Mon Valley and Penn Highlands Tyrone — that have served area communities for the past 100-plus years.
Its business continuum also includes home care agencies, long-term care facilities and residential senior living communities, as well as durable medical equipment companies and retail pharmacies.
Penn Highlands Healthcare has evolved into an organization with 6,651 workers in 150-plus locations throughout 39 counties in Northwestern/Central and Southwestern Pennsylvania that include community medical buildings, outpatient facilities, surgery centers and physician practices.
The facilities have a total of 1,498 inpatient, skilled nursing and personal care beds. The system, which has 827 physicians and 405 advanced practice providers on staff, offers a wide range of care and treatments with specialty units for cancer, cardiovascular/thoracic, neurosurgery, pulmonology, neonatal and high-risk pregnancy patients.
Being focused on what is important – patients and families – makes Penn Highlands Healthcare the best choice in the region.